Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Timothy Gardner

Miles Joseph's picture
February 6, 2013 at 10:22p

Last June, Indianapolis (IN) OG Timothy Gardner committed to Ohio State, or at least he thought he did. It turns out there was some miscommunication between Timothy and the staff and he did not have an offer at the time. The coaches asked Gardner to shed 30 pounds and if he achieved that goal, they would offer him a scholarship. He achieved that goal by the end of July. He was offered at Ohio State's "Friday Night Lights" camp and he committed on the spot. Today he signed his national letter of intent and officially became a Buckeye. I caught up with him to talk about what it meant to become a Buckeye and more:

  • Officially a Buckeye: "It's a great feeling to be going to Ohio State. It's something I have always dreamed of and my dream came true."
  • Why he wanted to play for OSU: "Well I just took everything into consideration. I just felt at home and it was the best fit for me."
  • Preparing for college: "I'm just getting myself physically and mentally prepared for when I enroll in June."
  • Coaches: "I talk to Coach Warinner two to three times a week. I also talk to Coach Coombs and Coach Meyer."
  • Playing offensive guard at the college level.
  • Future teammates: "I love all of them. We all talk a lot."
  • Favorite recruiting memory: "I really liked the official visit. They fed us well (laughs).
  • Goals: "To graduate college, to get better as a person, and improve on the football field."


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ATXbucknut's picture

Welcome to The Ohio State University, Big T!  Work hard, young man, and the sky is the limit for you.  This is the start of REAL LIFE for you.  Embrace it.

Poison nuts's picture

Welcome aboard Tim...Go get em!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Killer nuts's picture

This guy seems very coachable, looking forward to seeing him once marotti and Warriner get some time with him

BuckeyeNinja's picture

I think he will be a BOSS....Keep working hard

Ohio State Ombre's picture

looks like another good guy with a good head on his shoulders. glad to see the type of guys we are getting!

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Bring it Tim. We love that you're a Buckeye.

TheBadOwl's picture

HUGE fan of this kid. I think he starts in 2014.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Nkohl13's picture

I really like this story. The staff tells him to loose 30 lbs to get an offer and the kid just does it, recieves his offer, and commits on the spot. Thats a Buckeye right there.

dubjayfootball90's picture

"They fed us well" haha, loled at this one... cant wait

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

sirclovis's picture

He sounds like an honest and hardworking lineman

gobucks96's picture

He could be the under-rated recruit in the class, when it's all said and done...